Calluna


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “To beautify and cleanse.”

Pronunciation: (ka-LOO-nah)

Nicknames: Calla, Callie, Luna

Detail: The name Calluna derives from the Greek word kallunein which means “to beautify and cleanse”, which probably derives from the use of Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) twigs as brooms, or from its medicinal properties for treatment of a number of internal disorders.

Calluna Vulgaris is an herb of immortality, and protection. Its Invocatory can be Isis, Osiris, or Venus. It is associated with Midsummer’s Eve.

Calamint


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Beautiful mint.”

Pronunciation: (KAL-uh-mint)

Nicknames: Calla, Mint, Minty, Minthe

Detail: Derived from the Greek kalaminthē. Composed of two Greek words kalos and minthe directly meaning “beautiful mint”.

It has simple, opposite leaves and drooping clusters of flowers blooming in July and August.

Variations:

  • Calamint
  • Calamintha (kal-uh-MIN-thah)
  • Calaminthe (kal-uh-MIN-thee)